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EATON RAPIDS – Dean Peters and Don Wyckoff met in eighth grade.
"He was a country boy and I was from the city," said Wyckoff, 69. "I remember playing with him in eighth-grade basketball. That's how it started."
In high school, the two men were close friends. They double dated.
"He taught me how to dance," confessed Peters, 70.
"And I surely wasn't a dancer," said Wyckoff.
When Peters got married in 1965 Wyckoff served as the best man at his wedding. A year later at Wyckoff's wedding Peters was his.
The two couples lived just one house away from one another for several years.
Today, they attend the same church. They are married to two women who were childhood friends themselves.
And Wyckoff has one of Peters' kidneys, transplanted in January.
Neither of them denies the significance of that gift, but there was no doubt in Peters' mind that one of his kidneys would go to Wyckoff.
"He's my friend," said Peters, simply.
My Journey as a Foster mom: Immeasurable Love Found In Unexpected Places
by Nikki Gruesbeck
God first stirred a passion in me that I had not felt before on a mission trip to St. Ann's Bay Jamaica in 2005. I stood in the school yard with dozens of little hands reaching up to me in hopes of a hug, touch, or any affection from me. One little girl in particular would not leave my side. I walked home from school with her and nothing could have prepared me for what I learned. She was 11 years old, living all alone in what we would consider a tool shed with a padlock on the door. No bed, no window, nothing. I went to the School Administrator, surely they could fix this if they knew what she was going through. The response sent me reeling. "She is just one of many. This is life for many of these kids". Are you kidding me?? I wanted to bring this girl home with me in the worst way. Since customs wouldn't look fondly on my bringing her back in my suitcase and our week long mission trip was not long enough to begin the red tape around the particulars of her situation, our team did the best we could by setting up some contacts for her, connecting her with the local church and praying for her (and all those like her) daily. Tears poured down her cheeks and mine as our bus pulled away headed for the airport. I came back home with a forever changed heart. I could not look at my life, my children, my abundant blessings the same. I felt completely humbled at how blessed my entire life has been and how often instead of expressing gratitude for all I have I am so quick to grumble about all that I don't have or all I still want.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Sam Brobst took a "Learning Your Spiritual Gift" course at Full Life Center, a charismatic church, and felt the Lord leading him to prophesy during meetings. But when Brobst opened his mouth the first time, he and others were surprised by what came out: pirate speak.
"We were in the middle of worship, when this voice rings out, 'Yar! Hear the word of the Lord — the Lord of the mighty seas!'" says one witness. "It was straight out of a Disneyland ride."
Brobst says he can't help it: when the Spirit moves upon him, he clamps one eye shut and his voice becomes gravelly and menacing. On a recent Sunday, he prophesied, "Avast ye, mateys! Hear the word from our Cap'n: No fear have ye of storms and scallywags, says ye? Argh! But I be seein' your true hearts. For I see below quarterdecks, says I. Ye be tremblin' in the face of scurvy dogs. But pay them no heed. For I be preparin' to pour down plenty o' booty upon ye. So be of cheer, me hearties! Ye be loved of the Cap'n."
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